The worst thing ever has happened... Mac OS X on an XBox...

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  1. Jalexster macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.gizmodo.com/archives/mac-osxbox-022722.php

    WHY? Why would someone want to install Mac OS X on an XBox, with PearPC? ARRRRRGGHH!
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    just so they could say that they did it and did it first
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Exactly, just to prove that it can be, and has been done. You wouldn't actually want to use it, but it is pretty nifty.
     
  4. Jalexster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But they have insulted the name of Macintosh...
     
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  6. Oirectine macrumors regular

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    I think it is pretty cool :)

    I just bought an Xbox a couple months ago. The last console I owned was a NES. Needless to say, I'm amazed at what this bulky black box can do. And now it can run my favorite OS, too!

    Of course, how much ram is in that thing? 64 Megs, right? Yikes. I'll just stick with the Microsoft OS for now...
     
  7. James L macrumors 6502a

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    Well said,

    XBOX is a great gaming machine. I love my PS2, it is my favourite, but the XBOX does outdo it in many ways.

    People shouldn't hate something simply because it comes from M$. Always use the best tool for the job. M$ office is the best office suite currently available. I use it. XBOX is a great gaming rig. I use it.

    Will I use Billy's OS though? Nope. It is not the best tool for ANY job!

    :D
     
  8. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    About That Mac

    The "About This Mac" screen grab seems like it says "Processor: 007 MHz PowerPC G3."

    If that's the case, it seems PearPC divides the XBox's 733MHz P3 by 100.

    The screen's resolution seems like what, 600x400?

    Any guesses on the actual clock reported on that screen?
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, its like driving a car that you know has a severed brake line.....you know it'll crash eventually.
     
  10. cb911 macrumors 601

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    that is pretty neato. :D

    but i bet they wouldn't use it long, it'd be gone like... a fart in a fan factory. :D
     
  11. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Yeah its probably slow, emulation and all, but you guys think this might actually be usable on the Xbox 2? That would be cool... sorta like an Apple Pippin 2... :eek:
     
  12. wPod macrumors 68000

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    lol, yeah i just saw this on slashdot . . . pretty funny if you ask me. at least the guys who set it up were smart and installed OS X instead of doing something lame like installing windows! heh. . . overriding any M$ product with something mac is good if you ask me!
     
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  14. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

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    I smell a weekend project comming on.... lol

    Even though its going to run horribly, and i have two capable macs on my desk, i stil going to give this a shot just for the fun of it.... Give the xbox some purpose if only for a few hours till Forza Motorsports comes out..
     
  15. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure I would call this the worst thing ever...
     
  16. bdomz macrumors member

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    I don't have any problems with this, the Xbox is a pretty good piece of hardware, and it's not bogged down by a windows os. MS actually impressed me with this product.
     
  17. apple2991 macrumors 6502

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    Worst thing ever? How is it any worse than PearPC, which we saw released months ago? It is absolutely no different--OS X emulation on a PC, which is all XBox is: a PC in a black case. I don't really care, it still sucks and is super slow. Plus it just proves that Windows users really do envy OS X in some way.

    It's just cool that it's running atop Linux.
     
  18. takao macrumors 68040

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    macos on _pearpc_ on linux to be correct ;)
     
  19. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    GO TECH!!!

    As a Georgia Tech student, its good to see that the college of computing is doing something productive with their time. Actually, I really have no clue how they spend their time, but it seems like something that they would do. Some of us actually have lives... where we sit around posting on forums all day... oh wait... :rolleyes:
     
  20. rueyeet macrumors 65816

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    The "why" of it is the same as the Linux-on-iPod project, and it's the standard cry of every programmer/techie/engineer ever: Because I Can [size=-2](TM)[/size]!!
    Ah, but consider this: have they truly insulted the Mac OS, or improved the XBox? :D :p
    What would really have been cool is if they'd had that QuickTransit emulator, and been able to do Mac OS-on QuickTransit-on Linux. That would accomplish the same feat, and be usable to boot!
     

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